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Belgium is situated in Western Europe, on the frontier with the North Sea. Belgium borders France, Germany, Luxembourg and the Netherlands, and is made up of the regions of Flanders, Wallonia and Brussels.
Three main topographical regions: the coastal plain in the north-west, the central plateau, and the uplands in the south-east. The coastal plain consists largely of sand dunes and polders, which are areas of land close to or below sea level that have been reclaimed from the sea. They are protected by dikes or fields that have been drained with canals. The second region, the central plateau, has gentle slopes, fertile valleys and waterways. Here one can also find rougher land, including caves and small gorges. In the southeast, the Ardennes is a more rugged region. It is a rocky, densely forested plateau, where very little farming is possible. Much of Belgium’s wildlife can be found in this region.
Facts and Figures
|Area||30,528 km2 (11,787m2)|
|Language||French; Dutch; German|
|Religion||Officially recognises Christianity, Islam and Judaism|
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